Micah Rodriguez comes to the Council with nearly eight years of nonprofit development experience, with a special focus on the Rhode Island nonprofit arts and culture community. In her role as Program Coordinator, Micah supports the Council’s development, communications, and grantmaking programs bringing her attention to detail and collaborative systems-thinking to bear on operations.
Previous to joining the Council team, Micah served as Development & Grants Manager at AS220 where she was co-creator of Confronting Violence Through Youth-Oriented Media, an international exchange between AS220 and IZOLYATSIA, an arts organization in Kiev, Ukraine, supported by the American Alliance of Museums and the U.S. State Department. This program brought together youth in Rhode Island and young people displaced by the conflict in Ukraine to envision a bold, new world through creative expression. Additionally, Micah is Co-Creative Director/Founder of How it Ends Studio, LLC. a Providence-based production studio and home of the How it Ends podcast. How it Ends is an immersive, mystery audio drama podcast recorded and produced at AS220 Industries, streaming on all podcast platforms.
Micah has a B.A. in Political Science from Rhode Island College (RIC) with a self-directed minor combining politics with Studio Art, Creative Writing, and Sociology. During her time at RIC, she also spent two years as a volunteer Student Area Coordinator & Death Penalty Abolition Workshop Facilitator for Amnesty International USA. She is a Puerto Rican Providence transplant by way of New Jersey (with a few other detours) and has called Rhode Island home since 2006. In her free time, she is a mixed media artist, writer, storyteller, amateur archer, and avid reader/audiobook listener/consumer of all things mystery-related.